Hugh Jackman is reminding fans how important it is to look after their skin.
The 52-year-old Greatest Showman star, who has been treated for skin cancer more than six times, shared a video on social media of him telling fans about his recent visit to the doctors and dermatologist.
“Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know,” he said as he pulled down his face mask to show a small BandAid on his nose. “I just went to see Lisa and Trevor, my amazing dermatologist and doctors. They saw something that was a little irregular so they took a biopsy, getting it checked. So if you see a shot of me with this on, do not freak out.”
“Thank you for your concern,” he added. “I’ll let you know what’s going on but they think it’s probably fine.”
Jackman concluded the video with some important advice: “Remember, go and get a check and wear sunscreen. Don’t be like me as a kid. Just wear sunscreen.”
The Wolverine star has been treated for skin cancer on his nose five times, as well as in various other areas. In the caption of his post, he wrote, “A couple of notes … please get skin checks often, please don’t think it won’t happen to you and, above all, please wear sunscreen.”
In April, Jackman shared a video of him showing his ear, which had been taped up with a medical bandage, and explained how he had gone to get a skin check-up. He also noted Aussies are even more at risk to sunspots and skin cancers.
“OK guys, I recommend getting a skin check. Regularly,” he began in the video.
“I know I’ve said it before, I know I may be boring you with this but it’s super easy to do and it’s really, really important to be pre-emptive with these things.”
“So, if you’re like me and you didn’t really know any better when you were young, and you didn’t wear sunscreen, and you were in the Australian sun, then you need to get a check-up even more,” he continued. “But if not, doesn’t matter who you are. Next time you are with your doctor or with a specialist if you can, if you are with your doctor just say ‘can you please give me a skin check?’, at least once a year.
“I just had mine done, I just had a little biopsy, it’s pre-cancerous, it’s not much, but I’m really really glad I went.”
Jackman has been treated for skin cancer more than six times and regularly documents his experience via social media over the years. However, he’s never had any major scares.
“It’s just something I have to get out after being an Aussie with English parents, growing up in Australia, it’s sort of the new normal for me,” he said on Live! With Kelly back in 2017. “One sunburn, you’re susceptible to cancer. One. And all of this is 25, 30 years after, the doctor told me.”
“Our rule, as kids, growing up, was you get burned and peel two or three times, then you’re set.”
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